Odhinn Sandin: Vocals
Nisse Fjellström: Drums
John Frölén: Guitars
H. Karlsson: Guitars
In Battle was formed in 1996 when Frölén, Wiklund and Östlund-Sandin of ODHINN joined forces with Sjödin (aka Mysteriis) of SETHERIAL. The band recorded a rehearsal tape containing three songs in a local studio in Sundsvall. The tape was sent to Napalm Records Austria and a record deal for two albums was signed. In April 1997 the first album “In Battle” was recorded at Sunlight Studio in Stockholm Sweden. The album contains twelve extremely fast and brutal songs. The response was great and a European tour was to follow…
Nov-Dec 1997 In Battle made their first public appearance on the “With Us Or Against Us Tour” with SETHERIAL and MALIGNAT ETERNAL. In 1998 the second album “The Rage of the Northmen” was recorded at Ballerina Audio in Umea Sweden. Before entering the studio, the IN BATTLE line-up was reduced due to some personal problems in the band. Wiklund took over the vocals after Östlund-Sandin who left the band one week before entering the studio. Frölen played all Guitars/Bass guitars on the album since Sjödin decided to leave the band after the first album to concentrate on his main band SETHERIAL.
In 2001, the only member left is John Frölen because Wiklund left the band after the second album. Frölén (guitar and vocals) and Sandin (drums) started rehearsing new material and asked Hans Karlsson (guitar) from DIABOLICAL to join the force in 2002. Then in 2003 In Battle played their first gig in 3 years on the SmackRockFestival in July as one of the headline bands, with J.O. Sandin on drums, Frölen guitar,H Karlsson guitar, ( M. Ödling of DIABOLICAL on session vocals and Victor Brandt of NECROCIDE on session bas).
It was time to take In Battle to new heights…after some searching for a drummer the band finally got their hands on Nils “the machine” Fjellström also in (AEON). In Battle went to Necromorbus studio to record a 4-song promo called “Soul Metamorphosis”, the result was good production and sound. In Battle then signed to ColdRecords, a sub-label to Metal Blade in Europe with their first release on the new label in 2004.
IN BATTLE 2004
The third full-length album “WELCOME TO THE BATTLEFIELD” is recorded.
The recording started at COURTHOUSE STUDIO in Östersund Sweden, where the drums were recorded on the 2nd and 3rd of February. The guitars and bass were recorded at NECROMORBUS STUDIO in Stockholm Sweden, between the 19th of February and the 7th of March. On the 9th of March the band got on the plane to Tampa and went to MANA RECORDING STUDIOS in the U.S.A. Engineer SHAWN OHTANI recorded the vocals and the album was mixed and mastered at by producer ERIK RUTAN.
“Welcome to the Battlefield” contains 11 songs of true aggression and boiling adrenaline. The production from famous guitarist of ex MORBID ANGEL/HATE ETERNAL came out excellent and fit this album perfectly. As Rutan said…”Hey guy’s do you know how good this sounds? This is a fucking killer man, I’m proud to be a part of this album”. Erik Rutan did a awesome job with the sound; every little tone from the guitars, drums, etc came out in this great production. This piece of work is just something you all got to have… so welcome to the battlefield…enjoy your stay.